PXL THIS 19 ( an asterik denotes in tour, time permitting, and on compilation dvd )
Audio/Visual sound, color
1- SHARK HICKEY - Denny Moynahan, 6 minutes *
2- THE CUTTING - Geoff Seelinger, 6m
3- BREEZE OUT BACK - Geoff Seelinger, 3m *
4- SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO KNOW- Donovan Seelinger, 3 m
5- DONUT MEMORIAL- Chester Burnett, 3m *
6- SONGS ARE - Bill Burnett, 2m*
7- AS IF ONE BREATH - Karin Spritzler & George Russell, 6m *
8- ENCASED - The Count of Manifesto & Hillary Kaye, 2m*
9- COLOR PXL - James Wickstead, 4m *
10- BLACK EYE AT THE REDEYE - Stormin' Norman Zamcheck & Suzy Williams, 2m *
11- GODDESS VENICE- Lala McClave, 2m
12- DEX - Jason Danti, 6m
13- ME, THE P.A. & DAVID LEE -Joe Nucci, 9m *
14- BENHAM'S DISK- Joe Nucci, 1m
15- JUMP BOOGIE- Jerron Paxton, 3m *
16- POLICE STATE - Sunny War, 4m *
17- MOURNING - The Count of Manifesto & Hillary Kaye, 2m *
18- THE CHASER - Here & Now (Lisa Marr & Paolo Davanzo), 2m*
19- T ZERO - Suki Ewers & Clifford Novey, 4m*
20- KITING- Will Erokan, 8m*
21- INTERVIEW WITH ROCK STAR MARILYN OSBOURNE - Janor Hypercleats, 4m
22- SOUTHWEST MUSEUM 2009 RECAP - Michael Possert Jr, 3m *
23- CULTURAL DEMOCRACY - Jesse Drew, 6m *
24- WILD BEAST - Mariko Drew, 6m *
25- THE AESTHETICS OF FAILURE- Clint Enns, 3m *
26- WORK- Doug Ing, 3m *
27- I PUSH ON - LM Sabo, 2m *
28- SURGEON's REPTILE MESS - Jon Clark, 4m *
29- EFFECTS PRECEDE CAUSES - Gerry Fialka, 13m *
30- DISCOVERING VENICE - Dave Healey, 6m *
31- CONVOLVULI - William Sabiston, 8m *
32- THE WANDERING ERA - Chris Bentley, 12m *
33- UCH! ACH! ECH! FEH! - Mier N'Gewlieu, 6m
34- DOESEND - Paul Bacca, 4m
PXL THIS 19, the annual toy camera film festival, screens
Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 8pm at Echo Park FIlm Center, 1200 Alvarado St (at Sunset Blvd) LA CA 90026, 213-484-8846, admission $5 http://echoparkfilmcenter.org/
Sat, Oct 23 at 8:30pm at Other Cinema, 992 Valencia St (& 21st), San Fran CA 94110, 415-648-0654, admission $6 http://www.othercinema.com/
PXL THIS, featuring films made with the Fisher-Price PXL 2000 toy camcorder, is one of the longest running film festivals in the entertainment capital of the world. Celebrating "cinema povera" moving image art, it evokes Marcel Duchamp's axiom "Poor tools require better skills." Pixelators from across the globe hoick up inventive approaches to the unassuming throw-away of consumer culture. These low-tech hi-jinx films come through loud and clear by reframing a new cinema language. "If movies offer an escape from everyday life, Pixelvision is the Houdini of the film world." - SF Weekly
PXL THIS 20 celebrates two decades of Toy Camera Film Festing on Dec 13, 2010. Entry deadline Oct 22 - simply send a dvd to Gerry Fialka 2427 1/2 glyndon av, venice, ca 90291, 310-306-7330, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Gerry Fialka’s annual PXL THIS is a reliably surprising and seductive round-up of recent work achieved with the PXL 2000 camera. This humble outdated “toy” continues to bring out the visionary child in filmmakers and viewers alike, and no one has kept the PXL flame burning longer or brighter than Gerry." - Michael Almereyda, director
PXL THIS 19 press: http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2009/12/03/entertainment/wo1.txt and http://www.laweekly.com/events/pxl-this-779992/ and http://www.campuscircle.com/review.cfm?r=10020
PXL THIS 19 highlights include:
PXL-2000 Inventor James email@example.com Wickstead's COLOR PXL is the world premiere of the only footage ever shot with this one-of-a-kind PXL-2000 color camcorder. (see Wickstead's essay below)
L.M. Sabo's I PUSH ON captures an individual's personal protest against big oil through simply cutting their lawn every week with a push reel mower. Press ready stills:
Clint Enns' THE AESTHETICS OF FAILURE, from Canada, is simultaneously about his inability to interact with party people as well as the PXLcam's inability to properly interpret the going-ons. Press ready stills
Michael Possert Jr's SOUTHWEST MUSEUM 2009 RECAP - The Autry National Center is burning a lot of donor money to crush the Los Angeles community that wants to keep the Southwest Museum alive and well. Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition spokesperson - Nicole Possert - gives a clear overview of the contentious merger issues. Press ready stills:
Chris Bentley's THE WANDERING ERA concerns a small group of human survivors traveling through the desert in search for others of their kind after a series of apocalypses. Press ready stills:
Suki Ewers & Clifford Novey's T ZERO is a metaphysical adventure in light and shadow inspired by the fog. Press ready stills http://picasaweb.google.com/CNovey/TZeroStills?feat=directlink
and video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39RmL4IVNaQ
Jon Clark's SURGEON's REPTILE MESS simultaneously represents visually the repetitive synthesized rhythms of Minimal Techno music while still retaining human touch.
The Count of Manifesto & Hillary Kaye's ENCASED and MOURNING gerrymander the warfare state.
Jesse Drew's CULTURAL DEMOCRACY - Technocultural professor gets students to flip their wigs over Pixelvision. With rare Craig Baldwin appearance.
Donovan Seelinger's SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO KNOW - Whiz kid enlightens his audience.
Geoff Seelinger's THE CUTTING - A bloom is set up, controlled and taken on a journey that is pointless, scary, exciting and in moments beautiful. Press ready still- http://www.lalawest.org/thecutting/TheCuttingStill.png and http://www.vimeo.com/6579693
Seelinger's BREEZE OUT BACK - The effects of breeze on things observed from my back porch, seen in low resolution stuttering black and white pixels, produces an ominous dream-scape. The sounds of wind noise are constructed into music concrete. Press ready stills:http://lalawest.org/BreezeOutBack/BreezeOutBack1.png http://lalawest.org/BreezeOutBack/BreezeOutBack2.png
Mariko Drew's WILD BEAST - Young gal and her kitten frolic about the light continuum.
Six-year-old Chester Burnett's DONUT MEMORIAL reanimates a dead pastry.
Bill Burnett's SONGS ARE is a statement of a true song believer.
David Healey presents his photos in DISCOVERING VENICE.
Joe Nucci's ME, THE P.A. & DAVID LEE is the third chapter in a captivating trilogy of hilarious limo driver recollections. His BENHAM'S DISK spins.
Stormin' Norman & Suzy Williams' BLACK EYE AT THE REDEYE energizes rag'n'roll with joyous passion.
Doug Ing's WORK asks if we work to live or live to work.
Will Erokan's KITING probes Sigurd Frey's experience with the Internet, credit card fraud, and 9/11.
Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo's THE CHASER surveys the sweet history of female actresses from Hollywood's silent era.
Karin Spritzler & George Russell's transportional dreamscape AS IF ONE BREATH breathes.
Gerry Fialka's EFFECTS PRECEDE CAUSES probes WC Fields as a wool in sheep Symbolism mousinging around with the Poe zone.
William Sabiston's CONVOLVULI feels like living x-rays, electrical storms, and flying saucer hallucinations. A trilogy of abstract music videos for his band Bulbs. www.aphidtrip.com
Mier N'Gewlieu's UCH! ACH! ECH! FEH! sounds off Yiddish wordage.
Denny Moynahan reinvents interactions with his filmic self, King Kukulele, in the near death experience SHARK HICKEY.
Jason Danti's DEX merges bop and the light fantastic.
Lala McClave's beat poetry evokes GODDESS VENICE.
Jerron Paxton's JUMP BOOGIE smoothes the blues.
Sunny War's POLICE STATE makes a political folk-punk statement.
Church of the Subgenius pioneer Janor Hypercleats' INTERVIEW WITH ROCK STAR MARILYN OSBOURNE returns with laugh-out-loud revitalizing of the street performer to stellar status.
Paul Bacca's DOESEND is another gem from Chicken Leather's Kill Radio vaults.